According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is developing a remake of the British show and just ordered the pilot.
The reboot will be named An American Education and will be very much based on its British original, although is has some tweaks. The actor Jack Whitehall is already set to star.
An American Education will focus on Alfie Wickers (played by Whitehall), described as “an unorthodox teacher in the San Diego public school system” whose unconventional teaching methods get him into trouble with the school’s administrators.
The script will be written by Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory and Ben Cavey, who also produced the original run, is set to executive produce its American version.
This is the third comedy ABC ordered for next season, joing Galavant and Irreversible.